Books & Quizzes Blog - Page 8
Congratulations to Rebecca Stead, who has won the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her book Liar & Spy impressed the judges with its sensitive depiction of teenagers facing difficult situations in life.
The latest series of Full Flight titles from Badger Learning have just been made available for Accelerated Reader. Full Flight Thrills and Spills is a series of ten stories for struggling and reluctant readers. Packed with intrigue, mystery and peril, these books are written specifically to engage students with reading ages below their chronological age. […]
Some excellent books for Lower Years readers have recently been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. A range of books from reading schemes, picture books, early chapter books and non-fiction titles are available, with more being released each week. We’ve picked out a small selection of recent quizzes for this age range to whet your appetite – […]
Dangerous Games from Rising Stars is a high interest / low reading level series specifically aimed at struggling and reluctant readers. Written by Sue Graves, the books tell the adventures of Sima, Tom and Kojo as they test and develop computer games. Nothing ever goes to plan for the gang as their games quickly descend […]
We are pleased to announce that October 21st – 25th will be a Jamie Johnson Quizzing Week for AR schools. Students reading any of Dan Freedman’s Jamie Johnson books during that week will be entered into a prize draw if their school is registered for the week. A range of excellent prizes is up for […]
Roald Dahl’s books have amused and entertained a whole generation of children. Some of them have been made into blockbuster films; many of his characters have become cultural icons. To celebrate Roald Dahl Day (his birthday), we have taken a look at the enduring popularity of his books.
Three highly-requested titles have just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. One of this week’s new releases is Ally Kennen’s Midnight Pirates. Ally recently took part in an event at Renaissance Learning, where we took the opportunity to interview her. Find out what she enjoys and doesn’t enjoy about being an author, hear her advice for […]
Quizzes have just been released for two books by popular authors, published by Doubleday. Noble Conflict is Malorie Blackman’s first novel for teenagers since being announced as the new Children’s Laureate recently. Also quizzed is a new historical fiction account from Theresa Breslin set in Tudor times. Both books are suitable for Middle Years readers.
Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series introduce young readers to well-known authors with short dyslexia-friendly books. Authors include Eoin Colfer, writer of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, and Julia Donaldson, who has written many picture books and early readers. Three Little Gems have just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Six highly-requested books have just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Teachers, parents and students are increasingly making use of our quiz suggestion form, which gives you the opportunity to let us know about books you’d like us to quiz. If you request a book using this system, you’ll automatically receive an email notifying you once […]